The Puritans decreed that the establishment of a college was as important as simply surviving in their daily quest for food and shelter. This set the stage for the New England region to become a capitol of higher learning. This commitment to higher learning, integral to Boston Puritan culture, set the colony on a track of innovation, although that was not the conscious Puritan desire.


Harvard University
Boston University
Tufts University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Northeastern University


 Greater Boston's Research Universities
  Where graduates, students, and faculty work together, make joint discoveries, and collaborate in start-up ventures.

Boston College

Boston University

Brandeis University

Harvard University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Northeastern University

Tufts University

University of Massachusetts Boston


In addition to these research universities, Greater Boston is home to 56 other universities and colleges as well as numerous research institutions. Talented students and faculty from all over the nation and the world stay to enjoy the exciting interchange of ideas that is Boston's hallmark.

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